Potential Benefits of Beans for Diabetic Neuropathy
Beans are an excellent nutritional source for fighting or preventing diabetes, its implications for diabetic neuropathy should not be ignored.
By Shiraz Abbas
Beans have an incredible low glycemic index. This means that compared to other foods, they are incredible when it comes to managing our blood sugar. What is the most incredible thing about beans is something called the “second-meal effect.” The second-meal effect is refers to the effect of beans in controlling blood sugar levels hours if not days after having eaten them. This means that when you eat beans, and then a few hours or a day later you eat a doughnut, the beans you ate will work to minimize the damage the doughnut may wreck in your blood sugar. This is quite significant because diabetes is directly associated with the development of diabetic neuropathy. Not long ago, we wrote about the important role of diet and potentially curing diabetic neuropathy and beans at this stage cannot be discounted.
Please make sure to consult with your doctor before undertaking any new diet.